Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI), chair of the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations issued this statement in response to news today of a botched U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) sting operation in Milwaukee:
"News of the botched ATF Milwaukee operation is extremely concerning. The Obama Administration wants to pass new gun laws and give new responsibilities to the ATF, but the agency has been inept at enforcing the laws that we already have. This is an agency that has been caught selling guns to crooks across the border. Giving them more responsibility is like promoting someone who can't do the job. I will be investigating the ATF's actions and mistakes because this type of mismanagement is not acceptable. Wisconsinites deserve answers, and I am not going to wait until we have another Fast and Furious-like situation to find them."